Andy Scott will be heavily involved in the Hong Kong Summer Jazz Festival this week as performer, composer and educator.
One of the major highlights of the festival is a concert of music written and performed by Bob Mintzer and Andy Scott with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong Strings plus a rhythm section comprising piano, bass and drums. This will take place on 7 June, with a programme that mixes a classical string orchestra with a traditional rhythm section from the world of jazz, crossing genre boundaries in true Andy Scott style.
Another event not to be missed is a performance on 8 June by Andy Scott's 'SaxAssault Hong Kong!' featuring top saxophone star Bob Mintzer, who was guest artist on the SaxAssault CD Sax of Gold. The Hong Kong incarnation of Andy’s UK based SaxAssault has been brought together for the first time for this event, which will feature Andy’s popular compositions for the unique line-up of nine saxophones from sopranino to bass plus rhythm section.
Prior to these performances, Andy Scott's Saxophone Day on 6 June will feature a wide range of participatory events for saxophonists of all levels and musical interests, including a mass saxophone orchestra for people of all ages.
The festival runs from 3 to 9 June, based at Hong Kong City Hall in the city’s Central District. Andy’s former Apollo Saxophone Quartet colleague Jon Rebbeck is the Artistic Director of the festival, which will also include a final concert by Bob Mintzer with a retrospective programme featuring works from his long and successful career.
Click to visit the Hong Kong Summer Jazz Facebook page for full programme details.
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